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The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the...more
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It is nice if you live in the area or if you are already going to the area, but this is not an aquarium worth traveling to. There are minimal exhibits - the largest is the penguin exhibit and a huge fish tank. I had...More
This aquarium was pretty big with all types of marine life. They had seals which was pretty cool since there are not many that have them in the US. There is a massive tank in the middle that shows how the environment changes from the...More
First I’m from Florida so we have tons of aquariums so my expectations were too high. It’s mostly focused on the one big main aquarium that has a path that goes around n around it. Has penguins, sea lions n fish. Not much interaction for...More
Very crowded on the weekend, but during the week you can usually dodge the crowds. If you're a sea life enthusiast, you can easily spend all day here, so I recommend getting started in the morning. Making it all day event also makes it completely...More
We live about equal distance between here and Mystic. Mystic was at least $10 more per person. But, the parking near Boston aquarium is atrocious. I did some research and we parked about 1/3 mile away and booked the parking in advance. It was $10....More
Regular Admission prices are way way too high, try to find some discount ones. That said the aquarium is still nice to visit occasionally. It is often quite crowded. Only took about one and half hours to go through the whole place. Shark and Ray...More
We took our grandchildren to the aquarium. There is an amazing penguin display and the usual "ocean life" displays but we went on a Saturday and it was so packed you could hardly move. I wondered if they were over their capacity. We decided to...More
We try to catch aquariums any chance we get. This was a truly excellent experience. The staff is great and just nerdy enough to not doubt their dedication to the place. The layout and path are well thought out and provide a wonderful way to...More
We went on a Saturday. Would never go on weekend again. Could not get to see anything due to the strollers all over the place.. I understand that kids want to see but folks be aware that there are others that do not have strollers...More
First of all, you can purchase discounted tickets in Boston Common. We only saved about $10 on 5 tickets but we didn’t have to wait in line at the aquarium either. Now, this isn’t going to be totally fair to the this facility because it...More
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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Especially on “school days” 1-2 hrs is the most you will need or can stand. Very crowded, School escorts letting teenagers run in packs. Not to be negative, if you a small adult crowd or good child management with parents... More
Especially on “school days” 1-2 hrs is the most you will need or can stand. Very crowded, School escorts letting teenagers run in packs. Not to be negative, if you a small adult crowd or good child management with parents, the day would be better. Suggest you elevator to floor 4 & work your way down!